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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fan-lahyt]
    • /ˈfænˌlaɪt/
    • /ˈfæn.laɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan-lahyt]
    • /ˈfænˌlaɪt/

Definitions of fanlight word

  • noun fanlight a window over a door or another window, especially one having the form of a semicircle or of half an ellipse. 1
  • noun fanlight A small semicircular or rectangular window over a door or another window. 1
  • noun fanlight fan-shaped window 1
  • countable noun fanlight A fanlight is a small window over a door or above another window. 0
  • noun fanlight a semicircular window over a door or window, often having sash bars like the ribs of a fan 0
  • noun fanlight a small rectangular window over a door 0

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Origin of fanlight

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
First recorded in 1835-45; fan1 + light1

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Parts of speech for Fanlight


fanlight popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fanlight usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fanlight

noun fanlight

  • bay — A bay is a part of a coast where the land curves inwards.
  • aperture — An aperture is a narrow hole or gap.
  • bow — When you bow to someone, you briefly bend your body towards them as a formal way of greeting them or showing respect.
  • bay window — A bay window is a window that sticks out from the outside wall of a house.
  • fenestella — a small aperture in the front of an altar, containing relics

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